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When we get a splinter we usually just focus on the pain and trouble that it brings us. Through the computer and the Web, we can explore what our cells are doing to the splinter to help us, and how we can help these cells do their job. Let's follow the adventure of human cells versus a splinter of wood.
Go to Cells Alive at
Return to the Cells Alive home page and click "Penicillin." Watch the movie.
Click the link for Jack's "Bugs in the News."
Find and read What the heck is an antibiotic? and What the heck is penicillin?
Grade Levels: 68
Time Required: 1 class period